The injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera may cause a loss of bone density. America’s drugs regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has added a new ‘black-box’ warning to the drug, highlighting the problems with its prolonged use.
Doctors who encourage women to take calcium supplements to prevent brittle bones in middle age may be missing the point. ...
Have you any up-to-date information on anastrozole, which I have been taking for two and a half years, following breast cancer in 1996 and lymph-node secondaries in 2002? I sensed some concern regarding this drug on my last check-up, when the...
The disproportionate focus on calcium as the most important bone builder means that many women and men at risk from osteoporosis miss out on other equally important nutrients.
Studies into the effects of high animal-protein intake compared with vegetarianism on the risk of osteoporosis have produced confusing and contradictory findings.
Osteoporosis, which means ‘porous bones’, describes any condition that reduces bone mass. Symptoms include leg and foot cramps; height loss; lower-back pain; hip, wrist and spine fractures;
In reply to your article on osteoporosis (WDDTY vol 14 no 2), you suggest that, to keep osteoporosis at bay after the menopause, most women should take a daily calcium supplement.
Re osteoporosis (WDDTY vol 16 no 5, page 12), boron (as Osteo-Trace) has been used for years for both arthritis and osteoporosis - and without side-effects.
These days, the first line of pharmaceutical defence against osteoporosis is a class of drugs called ‘bisphosphonates’, including risedronate and alendronate. These drugs inhibit bone resorption (wearing away of bone) and increase bone mineral...
If you suffer from osteoporosis, new research shows that a combination of calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K - together with minerals like strontium and magnesium - may offer an alternative to pharmaceuticals, without side-effects.